PENTICTON, B.C. – The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is ranked #1 in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings for the third week in a row.
The rankings are a weekly installment and are compiled by an independent scouting source. The Vees are ranked in the top spot after a perfect 10-0 start to their regular season after earning two victories at the BCHL Showcase Festival, presented by Bauer, at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday and Saturday.
Penticton earned a 1-0 victory over the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at the SOEC as Cade Webber tallied the only goal in a tight-checking hockey game. Yaniv Perets stood tall for his 3rd consecutive shutout, amassing 15 saves in his 5th victory of the season. Saturday night saw the Vees dispatch the Wenatchee Wild by a 5-3 score with Colton Kalezic and Jay O’Brien each earning four points in the Vees 10th consecutive victory.
2019–20 CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Oct. 7)
RK TEAM (LEAGUE) (PREVIOUS RANKING)
1. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (1)
2. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (3)
3. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (6)
4. Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) (8)
5. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (4)
6. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (11)
7. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) (2)
8. Braves de Valleyfield (LHJAAAQ) (8)
9. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (HM)
10. South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL) (12)
11. Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) (NR)
12. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (9)
13. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (12)
14. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (NR)
15. Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ) (HM)
16. Blind River Beavers (NOJHL) (16)
17. Burlington Cougars (OJHL) (10)
18. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (13)
19. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (7)
20. Coquitlam Express (BCHL) (14)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL); Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL); Melfort Mustangs (SJHL); Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL); Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
The Vees head back out on the road for a pair of games in the Island Division as they face-off against the Powell River Kings on Friday night. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM from the Hap Parker Arena with the game available for broadcast on EZ Rock AM 800 as well as HockeyTV.com beginning with the pre-game show at 6:40 PM with the Voice of the Vees, Trevor Miller.